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Theft suspects accused of leaving children alone

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Deputies say a couple left their young children home alone as they burglarized a liquor store and took several bottles of liquor last week.

Lt. …

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VBPD may restrict weekend traffic

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Police may close or limit inbound traffic at several, major access points this weekend as the department prepares for an i…

Keisha Johnson, photo courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

Woman charged in Williamsburg burglary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – A 23-year-old woman is facing charges in two jurisdictions for separate crimes.

Maj. Greg Riley with the Williamsburg Police Department t…

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 file photo, Marlboro cigarettes are on display in a CVS store in Pittsburgh. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 as it continues to focus more on health care. The move will cost the Woonsocket, R.I., company about $2 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Portsmouth proposes cigarette tax increase

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The City of Portsmouth is proposing raising its cigarette tax.

Dana Woodson with the City of Portsmouth said the proposed increase is 30 cents …

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Elderly man charged in child sex assault

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – An 82-year-old man has been charged with sex crimes against a child in connection to an incident that happened nearly 15 years ago.

Harold Ele…

Kashmiri women row their boat after cleaning the Dal Lake of weeds on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April. 22, 2014. The weed-clogged Dal Lake is central to Kashmir’s tourist trade and efforts are being made to rescue the lake. In the past two decades the lake has shrunk by more than half, according to environmental study reports. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Photos: Earth Day 2014

People across the globe hold events to celebrate the Earth’s environment and spread awareness on how to conserve its natural resources on Earth Day, observed a…

Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews were called to Norfolk Coffee and Tea Company in the 200 block of 18th Street around 10:40 a.m. on April 22, 2014 for a commercial fire. (Photo courtesy: Norfolk Fire Dept.)

Coffee roaster starts fire at Norfolk business

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A fire caused by a coffee roaster forced an evacuation at a Norfolk business Tuesday morning.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson with Norfolk Fir…

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Take a #globalselfie for Earth Day

NASA is kicking off a global selfie event for Earth Day.

Here’s how it works: Snap a photo of yourself, then post it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or Fl…

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Mich…

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Midtown Tunnel to close for tide gate testing

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Midtown Tunnel will close for several hours Sunday to allow tide gate testing.
The tunnel will be closed between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. April 27. T…

Photo by WAVY/Larry Carney

Lockheed Martin demonstrates F-35

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Rep. Randy Forbes was among those in attendance Tuesday as Lockheed Martin demonstrated an F-35 Lightning II.

The fighter aircraft’s interact…